An online buddy of mine, started painting with watercolour. Earlier, I’d talked with another online buddy about the very same thing; about how much fun it used to be, but how I hadn’t done it since I was thirteen, fourteen! She suggested that I’d buy a watercolour kit for children and give it a go. The first friend I mentioned seemed to get really absorbed (!) by the painting and I got more and more tempted, so last time we went to Walmart I decided to go for it. Before that, I’d watched numerous tutorial videos online and was really chomping at the bit to get started. Found a very reasonably priced starter-kit [not for children], and got started as soon as we got back home.
Almost immediately I felt «this is not for me»! It wasn’t my usual feeling of being let down because I couldn’t get it right/good from the beginning. I had really prepared myself mentally for that … I would allow for it to take its time. This was something else. I know myself well enough to realize that if I’d felt that it was really fun, it wouldn’t have mattered that the first attempts were lousy. The good thing in this story was that I got it out of my system. I won’t have to think about it anymore. For a little while I thought perhaps I should have gone for acrylic instead, but I honestly don’t think so either.
So … the above image wasn’t painted by me 🙂 I took the photo and ran it through an app called Waterlogue on the iPhone.